December 12, 2011
BRUCE A. BRENNAN BLOG FROM THE WORLD AND MY MIND
The news as I see it and the views as I want them.
December 12 is … National Ding-A-Ling Day
The Chicago Bears are in desperate need for a quarterback. Caleb Hanie may be a nice guy but he is not a starting quarterback in the NFL.
I am not sure offering to make a $10,000.00 bet with another wealthy Republican on national TV was a smart move on the part of Mitt Romney. $10,000.00 is more than three times the monthly income of the average American. Luckily however, good ol’ Mitt wants to help the little guy. He wants you to wager your future on his ability to give a damn about the average Joe and Jody.
The U. S. Postal Service is operated by ding-a-lings. A big news splash was made recently about the huge changes coming to the mail service. Like most headline grabbing news releases, it was only partially correct. The rest was misleading, wrong or a lie.
The U.S. Postal Service's plan to close 252 mail processing facilities and cut 28,000 jobs by the end of next year may help the agency curb its mounting financial problems, but it faces big practical obstacles.
Deciding which plants to close will be difficult and face opposition from community leaders. Actually closing all of them could take a few years, and most workers will stay employed under union rules. The bulk of the job cuts will actually come from attrition and retirements, not layoffs, while the remaining work force is shuffled into new locations and positions.
What's about to unfold in cities from Reno, Nev., to Chicago will illustrate the complexity of cutting a work force protected by strong union contracts and shrinking operations dependent on intricate logistics.
The ideas I set forth a few days ago will not save the Postal Service but they are a start. They are better and less harmful than what the ‘professionals’ are proposing. A monkey with ears knows that when you have a public perception problem and a poor service reputation, you do not repair the damage by laying off thousands during an recession and cut services.
Just a couple of thoughts I had and you should too or at least think about.
BRUCE A. BRENNAN
DEKALB, IL 60115
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